Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Broadway & The Bard

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Original, Clever, Great acting

About the show

Amas Musical Theatre presents stage and screen veteran Len Cariou, combining his two great loves – Shakespeare and American Musical Comedy – into one diverse evening of soliloquy and song. More…

Universally acclaimed stage and screen veteran Len Cariou gives full voice to an idea that he has harbored for years. Combining his two great loves into one rich and diverse tapestry; outfitting trenchant classical soliloquies and sonnets with inventive musical pairings from beloved writers of the Great White Way.

1h 20m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (55)


Entertaining, Delightful, Original, Clever, Great acting
Avg Score

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you like to feel like you are at a cocktail party with an amazing artist as he performs Shakespeare, sing songs and tell fascinating tales

Don't see it if you don't like musical theater or Shakespeare

During previews
Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to be unplugged, share an informal intimacy, and watch an actor's passion and charm share the outline of his career.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Shakespeare and expecting a full blown cabaret.

During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Original

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare's monologues, Broadway show tunes and one person shows

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy Shakespeare, Broadway tunes or one-person shows

During previews
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you enjoy all things Shakespeare

Don't see it if you don't love Shakespeare and musical theatre

During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if Want a warm and witty cabaret of well loved verse and music. The Bard's words are masterfully rendered and the tunes are lovingly embraced.

Don't see it if You don't like beautiful poetry and hearing a master of the stage caress favorite show tubes in his unique and engaging style.

February 5th, 2016
"An odd but enjoyable solo show, starring the stage veteran Len Cariou, that juxtaposes monologues and sonnets with songs from musicals...Mr. Cariou’s singing voice has naturally lost some — well, frankly, much — of its power and agility since his heyday...Mr. Cariou’s delivery of his Shakespeare...
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February 4th, 2016
"What more could the 76-year-old legend want? The answer’s there in 'Broadway and the Bard’s' second number: 'Applause.' Once an ovation addict, always an ovation addict. Trouble is, Cariou may be getting more out of us than we him...While the narration between sections is crusty and halting, Car...
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February 9th, 2016
"The show is warm and delightful. At age 76, the actor's sharp and stinging presence has mellowed a bit and his singing voice has lost a bit of its range, but his aged wisdom and craft as an actor remains of a high caliber. Len Cariou certainly has more tales worth attending up his talented sleeve."
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February 5th, 2016
"The years vanished as the actor once again invested Lerner's words with a devastating sense of loss and yearning....If the rest of 'Broadway and the Bard' were of this quality, I'd be busy rustling up superlatives, but much of the time this is one of the season's odder entertainments...Cariou's ...
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